Retained Firefighter (Andover) HFRS21045

  • Permanent
  • Andover

Organisation: Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
Salary Range: £1,112 – £2,224 per annum plus additional incident call out payments
Work Location: Andover Fire Station, Andover
Hours per week: Minimum of 35 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent

Retained Duty System Firefighters come from every walk of life, they include shopkeepers, builders, plumbers, farmers, secretaries, engineers and directors of companies, together with people who are not currently employed. Previous experience is not required due to the comprehensive training programme.

What is important is that you are enthusiastic and can meet certain essential requirements. One such requirement is that you must be able to reach the fire station quickly and safely after being alerted by the bleeper that Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service provides to all its Retained Duty System Firefighter personnel. This can be physically demanding and therefore physical fitness is of utmost importance.

Retained Duty System Firefighters do not just fight fires, they are involved in a wide variety of situations ranging from community fire safety, flooding, co-responding, road accidents and chemical spills to retrieving animals from awkward situations.

On average, you could be called out two or three times a week for one hour. If you can’t be available all of the time it’s not a problem, the Service is particularly keen to hear from people who are available during weekdays. You will also be required to attend a training session each week.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is welcoming and inclusive. Whatever your background, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation you’ll be treated with equal respect. Perhaps that’s what makes Hampshire Fire and Rescue service such an enjoyable place to work.

Please note: To be eligible to apply you must work and/or live within 4 minutes of the Fire Station, if you do not meet this criteria your application will be automatically rejected.

Andover Fire Station may not currently have any vacancies, however your application will be kept on hold and should a vacancy arise we will contact you.

Criminal records check:
This post is subject to a criminal records check.

Additional information on the application process:
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Contact details for an informal discussion:
Station Manager Danny Miles on 07918 887540

Closing date: 31 December 2026